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Wind Turbine Technician

Location:
Louth
Salary Details:
DOE
09 Oct 2020
About The Role

You will maintain Ecotricity’s fleet of Enercon wind turbines throughout the UK to a high standard, carrying out preventive and corrective maintenance when required.  The operations and maintenance department is based in Louth, Lincolnshire where you report each week.  You will be required to work away from Louth possibly at short notice. You may be required to work extra hours depending on operational needs and you will also be required to work a weekend call out rota in addition to your normal 41.5 hour week.  A good head for height is essential.

About You

You will have proven ability to maintain, repair and fault find on a variety of technical equipment both electrically and mechanically to a high standard with minimal supervision. You will also be able to comply with all health and safety aspects of working in an engineering environment at all times.

What you will do

Core Responsibilities:

Carry out preventative and corrective maintenance on all wind turbine types at all wind farm locations

  • Ensure turbine operational integrity & safety are maintained to the highest standards 

  • Recondition/refurbish of turbine components where possible

  • Lead service teams to carry out above duties

  • Assist in the development of new staff

  • Responsible for the safety and welfare of themselves and their colleagues

  • Maintain their knowledge of the company H&S File

  • Responsible for the safe condition and operation of the company vehicles

  • Responsible for the safe condition and operation of company equipment

 

Generic Duties:

 

  • Participate in training courses

  • Participate and provide input in regular department meetings

 

 

What you will bring

Knowledge, skills and experience:

 

Essential skills & experience 

The following entry level skills & experience are essential for the role: 

  • Holds at least 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including Mathematics & English).  

  • Holds minimum NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Engineering or relevant experience. 

  • A good level of computer literacy in excel, word and other MS Office packages (or equivalent). 

  • Strong communication skills, particularly verbal communication and at all levels. 

  • Good time management & personal organisational skills. 

  • Ability to carry out work to a high level of accuracy. 

  • Ability to produce accurate and comprehensive reports on all preventative and corrective maintenance tasks attended. 

  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines without compromising safety or quality. 

  • Ability to work independently with remote management and take responsibility for project delivery. 

  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise workload effectively. 

  • Ability to both lead and work as part of small team out on site or as part of a larger team.

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Desirable skills & experience 

The following additional skills & experience are also beneficial for the role: 

  • Holds in-date GWO courses (Working at Height, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness, First Aid) and wind turbine medical (Preferable but not essential as training can be given) 

  • Holds NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering or relevant experience. 

  • Holds an IOSH working safely qualification. 

  • Experience of working on wind turbines and their systems (preferably Enercon turbines). 

  • Holds a Traffic Marshall/banksman qualification. 

  • Holds a COSHH awareness qualification. 

  • Demonstrates low risk confined space awareness. 

  • Knowledge of equality and diversity legislation. 

  • Acquisition of any other additional desirable skills and experience that the O&M manager might reasonably expect as the role develops.

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Skills:

 

  • Ability to work independently with remote management, and take responsibility for project delivery
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines without compromising safety or quality
  • Strong communication skills particularly verbal communication
  • Very organised – able to multi task effectively
  • Good time management & personal organisational skills
  • Accuracy, Tenacity & Integrity
  • High level of aptitude towards technology and process development

 

Behaviours:

 

  • Manages relationships effectively both internally and externally
  • Influences outcomes by using effective negotiation
  • Treats customers the way we like to be treated ourselves
  • Solutions focused and resourceful
  • Committed to continual improvement
  • Engaging and motivating attitude and style
  • Methodical and organised, managing own work
  • Is receptive to feedback and acts accordingly
  • Exceptional team player who builds open and supportive relationships
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • Creative and innovative

 

Flexibility Statement

 

The fast moving nature of the company’s business means that from time to time you may be asked to perform roles outside your original job description on an ad hoc basis. This allows the company to utilise its people in the best possible way at all times and helps employees to make their contribution in a changing environment.

 

Ecotricity is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equality for all

 

 

Our Values

We have some core values which are at the heart of everything we do:

 

We are committed to what we do

We are energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about what we do. We believe in our work and have fun doing it. J

 

We strive to be open, fair and ethical

We make sure things are done the right way.

 

We are team players

We are all individuals who work together to make things better and get stuff done.

 

We never rest on our laurels

We aren’t set in our ways. We constructively challenge ourselves and each other. We continually reappraise what we hold to be true as the background and circumstances change (stuff changes and we need to keep changing too).

 

We treat other people with respect....

....and you can’t go far wrong with that. J 

 

About Us
Ecotricity is the greenest energy company in Britain. In fact, when we started back in 1995, we were the first green electricity company in the world.

Our mission was and remains to change the way energy is made and used – after introducing green electricity to the world, we introduced green gas to Britain in 2010 too.

Our model is unique: we use our customers’ energy bills to fund the building of new sources of green energy. We like to refer to this as turning ‘bills into mills’ – energy bills into energy mills, whether that’s wind, sun, sea or gasmills.

We’ve built over seventy wind and sun parks across Britain, we’re planning to build Britain’s first ever Green Gasmills, and through Britwind, our small wind company, we design, build and deliver small wind turbines to landowners and businesses throughout Britain and the world!

We don’t just focus on energy though – we built and run the Electric Highway, Britain’s leading network of electric car chargepoints, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and launched Britain’s greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk.